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Uzonyi, Thelma E.; Page, Jessica M.; DuBay, Michaela; Crais, Elizabeth R. – Infants and Young Children, 2022
This qualitative study explored the knowledge and perceptions about early screening for developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in childcare settings using semistructured interviews with directors, teachers, and parents at 12 childcare centers. Results indicated that most of the directors and teachers, who were interviewed,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mahurin-Smith, Jamie – Infants and Young Children, 2022
This study was designed to describe the experience of families exiting the early intervention (EI) system and transitioning into early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Eight mothers of children preparing to exit EI services completed semistructured interviews, which were transcribed and analyzed using interpretative phenomenological…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Mothers
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Tomris, Gozde; Celik, Secil; Diken, Ibrahim Halil; Akemoglu, Yusuf – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Perceptions of parents of young children receiving early intervention are important to understand. Parents have valuable opinions on the delivery of early interventions services and can provide critical feedback that can help professionals revise their existing early intervention delivery modalities. In the current study, we examined the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Down Syndrome, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries
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García-Grau, Pau; McWilliam, R. A.; Bull, Kerry; Foster, John – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Functional plans in early childhood intervention need to include contextualized, meaningful, and measurable goals and include timelines and criteria for generalization. In addition, they must address children's and families' needs and priorities. The Routines-Based Interview has had a positive impact on the functionality of goals identified in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Goal Orientation, Parent Attitudes
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Joseph, Gail E.; Soderberg, Janet; Abbott, Robert; Garzon, Roxanne; Scott, Crista – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Language skills are vital to children's learning and well-being, and the first 5 years of life are an especially critical time for language acquisition. Research suggests that when early childhood teachers create language-rich environments, children develop stronger receptive and expressive language abilities, especially children from low-income…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Child Care
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Davis-Strauss, Susan L.; Johnson, Ensa; Lubbe, Welma – Infants and Young Children, 2022
This study explored the information and support needs of South African parents with premature infants after the initial discharge home from the hospital setting. Asynchronous online focus groups on the Facebook platform were utilized to identify the caregiving needs expressed by 25 South African parents with premature infants and to inform a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Premature Infants, Child Rearing, Parent Education
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Kelso Damond, Grace – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Congenital heart disease (CHD), the result of structural changes to the heart present at birth, is the most common congenital birth condition. As survival rates for infants with complex CHD have increased in recent years, risk for neurodevelopmental challenges has also increased. Early referral to developmentally supportive care is recommended as…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Pediatrics, Referral, Hospitals
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Elbaum, Batya; Celimli-Aksoy, Seniz – Infants and Young Children, 2022
In the United States, early intervention (EI) programs under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act serve thousands of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays. Despite this, few studies have investigated the developmental progress and outcomes of children served, especially in relation to the heterogeneity…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education
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Ford, Andrea L. B.; Hugh, Maria L.; Johnson, LeAnne D.; Young, Kelsey A. – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Current conceptualizations of process quality in early childhood education highlight a variety of global classroom indicators that directly link to improved child outcomes. This conceptualization may need to be extended, however, to facilitate more meaningful change in children's development and readiness for kindergarten. To enhance our current…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Child Development, School Readiness
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Zulauf-McCurdy, Courtney A.; Zinsser, Katherine M. – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Children in the United States are being expelled from their early care and education settings at alarming rates. A growing body of research indicates that teachers' perceptions of parents may impact their decision to request a child's removal from their classroom. Nevertheless, few studies have simultaneously captured the voices of both parents…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Expulsion
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Hardy, Jessica K.; McLeod, Ragan H.; Sweigart, Chris A.; Landrum, Timothy – Infants and Young Children, 2022
The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast frameworks for evaluating methodological rigor in single case research. Specifically, research on high-probability requests to increase compliance in young children was evaluated. Ten studies were identified and were coded using 4 frameworks. These frameworks were the Council for Exceptional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Research Methodology, Probability, Compliance (Psychology)
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Pentimonti, Jill; Shaw Attaway, Danielle; Harris Little, Michael; Holod, Aleksandra; Buysse, Virginia; Walker, Dale; Bigelow, Kathryn – Infants and Young Children, 2022
The purpose of this study was to conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention for enhancing the language development of young children enrolled in home visiting programs. The participants were 59 children (18-30 months old) enrolled in one of three types of home visiting programs. Children's language…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Home Visits, Comparative Analysis
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Taylor, Tessa – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Research has shown effectiveness of redistribution procedures for decreasing packing and increasing swallowing. Redistribution has been done using lower manipulated-texture foods on an infant gum brush in specialized U.S. hospitals. We extended this by using regular texture bites of food in a short-term (1-2 weeks) home-based program in Australia,…
Descriptors: Food, Family Environment, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Foreign Countries
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Azzano, Alicia; Ward, Rebecca; Vause, Tricia; Feldman, Maurice – Infants and Young Children, 2022
Interventions for young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may improve key developmental skills and remediate early ASD signs. Parents of 3 children (19, 23, and 26 months old) showing possible early signs of ASD participated. The Parent Observation of Early Markers Scale (POEMS) identified specific child concerns confirmed in…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, At Risk Persons, Young Children, Intervention
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Hebert, Elizabeth Baltus; Nolan, Karen W.; Smith, Katie Nicole – Infants and Young Children, 2022
The cardinal features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are recognized to include impairments in communication, social interactions, and restricted, repetitive behaviors and stereotyped interests. However, many children with ASD also have motor activity limitations that are often overlooked. The purpose of this review is to summarize the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Young Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Motor Development
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